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Want To Learn About Data Science, But You’re Not Sure Where To Start? This Course Could Be Of Use

The importance of data science in today’s workplace is becoming more apparent to workers by the day. The biggest problem has been where do people who want to learn about this field start? I’ve referrenced a number of free courses in the past but another course I feel might make a difference for beginners looking […]


Alibaba Claims They’ve Developed A 96% Accurate AI That Detects Corona In Seconds

China’s tech giant Alibaba is claiming they’ve developed an Artificial Intelligence system that can diagnose the Coronavirus within seconds with 96% accuracy. The AI system allegedly detects the virus in CT scans of patients’ chests, only taking 20 seconds to be able to tell whether or not a patient is positive for the virus. Usually, […]


Algorithms That Detect Hate Speech On Social Media Could Be Biased Against Black People

What happens when Artificial Intelligence (AI) isn’t so ethical? These are questions that have been asked before but we haven’t necessarily had to answer those questions until now… Two recent studies have shown that AI trained to identify hate-speech contains racial biases. One study showed that leading AI models used to process hate speech are […]


Local “Artificial Intelligence For Business” Course To Be Held In September

Information technology and software services company Softclick Investments is hosting an Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Business course from the 24th of September to 26 October at Batanai Gardens. The course is supposed to provide “practical, comprehensive training that enables participants to immediately and effectively partake in enterprise AI projects.” Who is the course for? The […]


Udacity & Google Offering Free AI Tensorflow Course

A few days ago, we wrote about Google’s Free Udacity course on Kotlin (Android’s new development language of choice). If you’re not a developer and you’re more interested in Artificial Intelligence, then Google’s free Tensorflow Course on Udacity might be more to your tastes. Introduction to Tensorflow is a 2-month course meant to help AI […]


The Potential Of Artificial Intelligence In The Retail Market

With the advancement of scientific technologies, we have come across a various scientific contribution in recent times. This scientific approach has surely influenced human nature and with recent studies show that the decisions we make are influenced by the technology around us. A strong example of this is the retail industry and the latest integration of […]


How Foot Analytics Can Help Retailers In Developing Countries Understand Customer Behavior

Big Data, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are the most common buzzwords that are often thrown around even by some novices in the tech industry just to sound smart or to evade having to explain the things they don’t even understand themselves [ I hope it’s not the case with me here 🙂 ]. Nevertheless, […]


So You Want To Learn AI And You Don’t Know Where To Start?

I’m probably sure you have seen or read a jillion articles that have a similar title to this one. So what makes this one different? I know what I’m talking about! Not only that, it will give you a direction if you decide to start learning AI; and if you want links to tutorials, we […]


Nedbank SA Has A Humanoid Robot On Staff, Hope It Comes To Zim As MBCA Rebrands To Nedbank

Nedbank SA has just invested in a new humanoid robot that will interact with people at their digital branch in Sandton. Pepper was purchased from a Japanese Corporation, Softbank and according to Fabio Machone, Nedbank’s Integrated Channel Officer, they invested between R400 000 – R500 000. Nedbank proudly states that this is the first humanoid robot to […]


Google Teaching Machine Learning and AI For FREE

Google is now offering an Introductory course on Artificial Intelligence(AI) and Machine Learning(ML) for free on its new Learn With AI site. Google hopes the site will be a hub of information for AI and ML. The site is intended to be a resource for everyone from beginners to advanced researchers. Google claims the site […]